5 Potential Opponents for Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder After Their Blockbuster Trilogy

Published 10/10/2021, 3:28 AM EDT

Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder are finally done with each other. The rivalry that began three years back in 2018 has come to a quell after three gruesome encounters and several intense moments. Following a split draw in the first collision, Fury has stopped Wilder twice. Hence, there’s no doubt regarding the Brit’s supremacy over Wilder.


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While Tyson Fury is still the WBC world champion, Wider will look to rebuild his legacy to earn another shot at gold. The duo can cross paths once again in the future, but the chances are bleak. As for now, the heavyweight division will put several A-listers before Fury and Wilder.


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‘The Gypsy King’ will remain a part of the championship picture. Meanwhile, Deontay Wilder can opt for an interim title or a non-title bout.


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Tyson Fury- Potential opponents for his next fight

Fury, as the WBC belt holder, has several legitimate opponents waiting for a crack at him. Dillian Whyte appears to be the most prominent name among all.

Tyson Fury during the post-fight press conference at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas. (Photo by Bradley Collyer/PA Images via Getty Images)

Dillian Whyte

On beating Otto Wallin, he will once again be Tyson Fury’s WBC mandatory challenger. Hence, Tyson Fury shall have to defend his belt against ‘The Body Snatcher’. Should it happen, this all-English affair can be an absolute thriller.

Otto Wallin

Having faced Fury in the past, Wallin can come across ‘The Gypsy King’ again. All he needs to do is secure a win against Dillian Whyte. Wallin, who fought Fury in 2019, busted him open and knows how to hurt the Lancashire native.

Oleksandr Usyk

The WBA, WBO, IBF, and IBO champion has already eyed Tyson Fury and can face him ahead. Being an undefeated champion himself, Usyk has the right to call out Fury. However, a rematch against Anthony Joshua can be his priority.

Anthony Joshua

After losing to Usyk, ‘AJ’ has lost his right to call out Tyson Fury. However, he has still wanted to face his countryman even without the belts. As of now, a fight between the two doesn’t look likely. Nevertheless, the stardom that both men have means that Fury vs AJ can still happen.

Joe Joyce

As Joyce is in the WBO race at this point, he may not enter the WBC ride. However, ‘Juggernaut’ has been vocal about his desire to face Tyson Fury. Hence, the fight is highly possible. Although it may not happen right away, Fury vs Joyce can be an official fight very soon.

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What’s next for Deontay Wilder?

Unlike Fury, Deontay Wilder, who is on the sheer cutches of criticism, will have to prove his worth once more before he walks to the ring for a title fight. Relying on the depth of the division, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ will not run out of potential matchups. Here’s what the heavyweight division can offer him.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 15: Deontay Wilder speaks briefly during the press conference with Tyson Fury at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)

Andy Ruiz Jr.

The former unified heavyweight champion, who beat Chris Arreola in his last fight, is now looking for his next opponent. Deontay Wilder can be a perfect opponent for him, as both men are elite hard-hitters and former world champions.

Daniel Dubois

‘Dynamite’ Dubois still has a lot to achieve before going for the world championships. But his eminent KO-power has touted him to be a top prospect. As Wilder will now need an urgent victory, Dubois can be his perfect fight. It will also be a massive boost for Dubois’ career.

Anthony Joshua

With two professional defeats each, Joshua and Wilder seem to be losing their top-tier status. Thus, it’s the perfect time to put them opposite each other. Both men are regarded as hard-hitters and are known for their highlight-reel KOs. Thus, Wilder vs Joshua can be an intriguing contest.


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Joe Joyce

The current champions in Usyk and Fury seem to be remaining busy with their scheduled mandataries and rematches. Thus, Joyce can remain active by locking horns against a treacherous Deontay Wilder. Meanwhile, the fight will also benefit ‘The Bronze Bomber’, especially after his second loss to Tyson Fury.

The loser of Dillian Whyte vs Otto Wallin


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It’s final, the winner of Whyte-Wallin will challenge Tyson Fury’s WBC world heavyweight title. That said, Wilder can opt to challenge the loser to give himself the best possible shot at regaining his green belt.

Hence, Wallin/Whyte is next for Fury. However, Wilder’s next opponent is a mystery.



Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.